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HR929 - Cereal, Oilseed & Root Crop Agronomy

  • Module code: HR929
  • Module name: Cereal, Oilseed & Root Crop Agronomy
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of the module is to provide an understanding of the agronomic principles of the main UK arable crops. Learning is mainly classroom based and is a mixture of fundamental, conceptual and applied approaches. Teaching is delivered by both Warwick academics and ADAS representatives. The module examines the main components of production using the following categories: • Principals of crop production • Crop nutrition • Identification of and protection against weeds, pests and diseases • Precision agronomy and other innovations

Principal learning outcomes

• To demonstrate knowledge of agronomic methods in use today and explain the rationale for their use in terms of effects on the crop, environment and profit. • To demonstrate the agronomic strategies for different crops grown in different environments. • To present the ways in which different agronomic methods may be used to minimise environmental impact whilst maintaining or increasing profitability

Timetabled teaching activities

Module duration (weeks): 2 Lecture: 24 Practical Class/Workshops: 3 Fieldwork: 3

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: HR929-10)
A1 (Assessed work only) Poster 30%
  Essay 70%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy for the 21st Century (D4A2) - Year 1
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